Sunday, May 19, 2019

Lake Anna Fun

 Cody, Travis, George Jr., Dwayne, George Sr., Ron
Jim

 Roy, Matt, George, Travis, Ron and Cory
Jim

Marty, Garett, Rhet and Cody
Bryan

Sunny and Warm, Water Temperature 76 and Clear
This weekend we had a group of friends that fished both days with us. We were plagued with a very bright full moon which in turn made the fishing a little tough. The Stripers in this lake love feeding in the twilight of a full moon making it tough fishing the next morning. We located plenty of fish but got punked both days, our ratios averaged about 7 punks to 1 keeper Striper. Regardless we caught a whole lot of fish this weekend and had a whole lot of fun. Today we were on a spot and constantly were reeling in Stripers and after 30 minutes I asked the guys if they wanted to keep reeling or search for larger fish, opting to go hunting. 

If you would like to join in in some of this exciting action, contact 
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Friday, May 17, 2019

Another busy day reeling in Stripers on Lake Anna

 Tony, Jim, Cat, Bob and Zeek
Jim

Chase and Kenny
Bubba and Don

Sunny and Warm, Water Temperature 72 and Clear
Today we had four boats out which gives us an opportunity to work together hunting schools. When one of us locates a school we call our other guides over that way we can keep up with the schools and insures everyone has plenty of action. Today we caught aver 50 Stripers on my boat and kept 14. All together we boated well over 200 Stripers this morning, what a great fishery! Want to get out and CATCH? Contact:

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Lake Anna Stripers are Chewing!




For 40 minutes we this is what we were looking at on my Simrad.
When you see this is is non stop action and easy to catch 20 to 
30 fish an hour. For the next few months this bite will only get better.

 Mel, Ken and Stuart
After fishing to mornings in a row catching well in excess of 100 fish
their thumbs are raw and they need a break to recuperate. 

Butch and Cody
Bryan

Bryan and I had charters this morning and got out extremely early to catch enough bait to have enough for this incredible bite we are on. I put 250 baits in my Bluewater Bait tank and by 10 am had used up every one of them. Now that is action! We are in the middle of a cold front, water temps dropped 5 degrees, air temp this morning was in the low 40's, making fishing a little more difficult than normal. I looked for schools for over an hour this morning till I found what I wanted to see. Once we found them my clients who I also had yesterday were ready to go and it didn't take long for all the lines to hook up. Bryan's clients were a little pessimistic this morning when they got in the boat with him telling him if they catch just one fish they would call this trip a success. Well when Bryan put them on the Stripers their attitudes changed real quick. All I could see was smiles on their faces as they ran from rod to rod reeling in Stripers. Together we caught over 100 Stripers and everyone went home with a memory they will never forget. Lake Anna is Great!

Contact us to reserve your charter, we have five guides 
and are booking up quickly. We want to see you in 
these pictures.

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Cold front fishing

Charlie, Mel, Ken and Stuart 
 
Bryan

Cloudy and Rain, Water temp 74*
Today was cold front conditions, air temp was 54*, windy and raw for the spring. I caught 200 baits and picked up my clients at 6 and went looking for fish. After about 25 minutes I found what I was looking for and set up on them. For two hours straight we had constant action, to the tune of using up all of our baits. We caught over 60 Stripers and had a lot of fun regardless of the weather. Bryan came out later after training dogs and wore himself out trying to keep baits in the water. To book a charter, Contact:
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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Lake Anna Stripers are Rockin!

 Justin, Doug, Donald, Jeremy, Nolan and Jeremy
Jim

 Jeff, Tyler, Harry, Dave and Daniel
Don 

 Aaron Ball and David Colgin
Jim

Leighla and Don
Bubba

Cloudy and cool, Water Temperature 76* and clear
Today we had four boats out on Lake Anna hunting Stripers. We all started pulling boards this morning hoping the fish would be shallow with the low light conditions we were having. After an hour of fishing shallow with no keepers we all decided to go hunting and try to put a pattern together. Eventually Don caught a couple keepers and called me to tell me what the pattern was so it was time to have some fun. We were dialed in now and for the next few hours we laid the smack down on the Stripers. This morning between the four boats we caught over 200 Stripers releasing more than 150 fish to fight again. Lake Anna is starting to turn on and I expect for the next couple months fishing will improve daily. Traditionally the months of May, June and July are hard to beat. It is not uncommon for us to catch over 100 Stripers per boat a morning. This is a great fishery which is managed very well by the VDGIF. Limits are very generous, an angler can keep four Stripers or Hybrids over 20 inches per day. With the moratorium on Stripers in the Va. tidal waters in effect Lake Anna is sure to be a great destination for Striper anglers this year. If you would like to come out and have fun fishing for Stripers on beautiful Lake Anna, contact us to reserve a charter at:

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Thursday, May 09, 2019

Another great morning on Lake Anna

 Tucker and Bradley

A net full of Herring and a Largemouth

Cloudy, water temperature 76* and Clear
Tried to catch bait early this morning but after 2 hours only had 72 so we went with what we had. I started on a flat pulling boards because it was so cloudy and I thought the fish would be shallow if they wanted to feed. I only almost got two boards out before we started hooking up. For 40 minutes we constantly had fish on and never could I get my spread out. After going through half our baits we pulled off that flat and went in search of more bait. We located some and I threw and caught 20, threw again and caught 40 then threw again and caught over 200. I had trouble just moving the net up to the boat. I had to dump the net full of bait [with a largemouth in it] because there was no way I could lift it out of the water. I threw again, caught over 100 and we were good to go. We hit four or five more places and caught fish most places we went. We caught a bunch of fish today and had a great time doing it.
To reserve a charter, contact:
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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Lake Anna fishing is heating up!

 Bryan took Joe, Joe, Roger, Henry, Trip and Mike out
for a great day of fishing on Lake Anna

 Bryan took Pop's out this morning and caught over 30 Stripers

 Tessa and Jason had a good morning catching some nice fish.

 Bryan holding up a couple nice ones!

Don still putting clients on the Crappie

To reserve a charter, contact
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